The Former Area Of immunization Is Swollen And Lumps Appear On The Thighs Of Infants Aged 3 Months?
Good night … I want to try … my baby is a girl … when I was 3 months old I injected the DPT on my left thigh … The syringe was swollen and there was a lump on my child’s thigh … I was worried … now my child is old 9 months. Swelling and lumps are still there … but he’s not cranky really … not feverish … thank god he’s actively walking one right in the middle of hin. Think it’s safe or not..what should I do so disappear the lump … and what medicine is a good name for removing the lump ??
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Immunization is an attempt to get the body's immune in an active or active manner, so that the provision of immunization in accordance with applicable regulations, is expected to provide immunity against the risk of infection that may occur in accordance with the given immunization.
Immunizations are given, can cause side effects on the baby, so that it can cause some complaints that may be uncomfortable for the baby, such as:
1. pain in the injection area
3. swelling at the injection site
4. complaints like the flu
5. the child looks fussy
6. decreased appetite
Immunization side effects will usually improve after the next 3-5 days. However, if comorbid complaints after immunization have not improved, it is advisable to consult directly with a family doctor or pediatrician for examination and evaluation. Thus, the results of the examination will be the basis for doctors to help restore the baby's sagging after immunization.
Regarding your question, swelling at the injection site is generally a normal process, and should have improved in the next 3-5 days. And if within a few days or within two weeks has not improved, then it may be caused by bacterial contamination or excessive inflammation that can form pus and should be immediately addressed from the complaint to your pediatrician.
With the time elapsed about 5 months before, then this lump may be a scar tissue from the previous inflammatory process at the injection site. Thus, if the scar tissue is sufficiently prominent or large and must be removed, it may require surgery. However, you should discuss directly with your pediatrician, so that the doctor can see directly the large lumps in the area of your child. Without a direct examination, the doctor can not plan appropriate treatment steps.
Even if no action is taken, in general this is harmless, but it may interfere with appearance. Regarding treatment, with a time that has passed about 5 months, then it is likely not necessary to be given treatment. However, all this must still be decided directly by the pediatrician after a direct examination.
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